Pace Women's Justice Center hosts Eve Ensler for their 5th annual Cocktails for a Cause

May 20, 2019
Pace Women's Justice Center Cocktails for a Cause 2019

On Thursday May 16, the Pace Women's Justice Center (PWJC), non-profit provider of free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse, held its 5th Annual Cocktails For A Cause event at The Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington, NY. The highlight of the evening was a conversation with Eve Ensler, Tony-Award winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, author and activist, about her new book The Apology. Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter with the Huffington Post led the conversation for the sold out Westchester crowd of over 150. All proceeds from the evening go to PWJC.

"When I saw that Eve Ensler had written a new book in which she was addressing her own abusive past and tackling the issue of how survivors of abuse begin to heal from their trauma, I knew her book and message would be a powerful tool to help survivors begin the healing process" said Cindy Kanusher, Executive Director of PWJC. "When Eve agreed to participate at our Cocktails for A Cause event, I was thrilled" continued Kanusher. "This year is our most successful yet!"

"I am honored and proud to stand with PWJC and have for many years been in awe of the profound and critical work they do for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and elderly abuse." said Eve Ensler. Along with dinner, each guest received a signed copy of Eve Ensler's new book, The Apology, in stores as of May 14th.

About the Pace Women’s Justice Center

The Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) is a self-funded nonprofit legal center located at Elisabeth Haub School of Law, under the 501(c)(3) status of Pace University. Each year, PWJC provides free legal services to nearly 3,500 victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, as well as conducts or participates in over 140 training and outreach events. Serving Westchester and Putnam Counties, PWJC’s mission is to pursue justice for victims and prevent abuse through quality legal services, community partnerships, education, and awareness. With an experienced staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, including attorneys, other professionals, and students, PWJC has built an effective, coordinated community response to interpersonal violence.

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